© Alissa DanielsScience, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM)
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) programs at Boston Children’s Museum are designed to create playful and surprising “a-ha” moments for children and families—the types of experiences that ignite a curiosity and excitement that can last a lifetime. Whether children are designing miniature houses from cardboard, building circuits, painting with natural dyes, or getting to know a live animal, STEAM activities foster children’s curiosity, creativity, and learning as they try things and explore the world around them.
STEAM programming includes experiences like tinkering with circuits and art materials to design a glow bug, working as a team to program a robot, collaborating with a community artist to make a sculpture, creating with art mediums from clay to fabric to paint, or giving feedback to a professional inventor on her new technology. While our programs may emphasize one or more of the STEAM disciplines, our overarching goal is to offer joyful, multi-sensory STEAM experiences that help children build STEAM habits of mind.
Museum exhibits also support STEAM habits of mind, including Investigate, Bubbles, and Construction Zone, and further encourage imaginative learning in fun environments.
Special monthly programs, such as Kitchen Science and Critter Days with Live Animals, and annual events, including National Engineers Week and Chemistry Day, are also regularly offered at the Museum. Check the calendar for a list of upcoming STEAM programming.
Come meet inventors, innovators, and high-tech tinkerers through the Museum’s dynamic new Tech Kitchen program. We host everyone from entrepreneurs to established tech companies as they prototype, experiment, and test their newest tools and gadgets. Past innovators have presented video games, robots, state-of-the-art building blocks, kid-friendly apps, and more. These programs offer a fun way for children and grown-ups to engage with members of Boston’s technology community, learn about real-world STEAM applications, and explore something new together!
Interested in being one of our Tech Kitchen presenters? Click here to apply today!
Tech Kitchen is generously supported by National Grid and BNY Mellon.